Foodservice

Thorntons Debuts 'Frostick'

Aluminum straw delivers cold fountain beverages

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Convenience retailer Thorntons Inc. has introduced the Frostick, an aluminum straw that frosts up and "delivers an ice-cold drink." The exclusive new fountain novelty item retails for $1.29, or two for $2, the company said on Facebook.

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Thorntons is one of the leading U.S. independent gasoline and convenience chain retailers, currently operating throughout the Midwest under the brand name Thorntons. With more [image-nocss] than $1.4 billion in revenue, Thorntons is one of the largest privately held corporations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., Thorntons operates 163 gasoline and convenience stores, car washes and travel plazas in five states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. Thorntons distributes its petroleum products through its wholly owned Thornton Transportation Co. and operates a river bulk storage terminal in Louisville.

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